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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training programme for young people.

It is a unique opportunity for tomorrow's leaders to gain hands-on experience in developing leadership skills with a focus on community service. RYLA also provides opportunities for RYLA Alumni to step forward and work with Rotarians and other organizations to put their leadership skills into action through the coordination of leadership seminars and community service projects throughout the year.

Each year, thousands of young people take part in the RYLA programme worldwide. Contact your local Rotary Club for further information.

ShelterBox and Rotary District 9980 leadership hosted their first ever Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) ‘ShelterBox Experience’ in April 2013. The programme offered young people in the community an opportunity to take part in a one-week seminar to develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship. Rotary Clubs throughout District were encouraged to select suitable candidates to attend the week long leadership camp in Te Anau, hosted by the Rotary Club of Fiordland from the 1st to the 6th of April 2013.

 The program is a great success and loved by both Rotarians and RYLArians. It adds a unique twist and develops team work, communication, and leadership skills.  Plus, the experience can be modified to fit any location and time slot. 

Why not consider making the ‘ShelterBox Experience’ a part of your next RYLA Conference! 


For more information on the RYLA program, click here.

If you are interested in incorporating the 'ShelterBox Experience', into your RYLA Conference or other youth leadership programme, please e-mail us at info@shelterbox.org.nz